Hard Knock Radio

Voices That Change The World

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on today’s show we hear speeches from Stokely Carmichael, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Geronimo (Janome Ji Jaga) Pratt a decorated military veteran and a high-ranking member of the Black Panther Party in the United States; and Fannie Lou Hamer an American voting rights activist, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, and … Continued


We talk with the Brennan Center about the precarious state of our democracy.  PLUS: an inspiration for many in her time, and for even more in our time—former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.  We speak with Blanche Wiesen Cook about her biography.  With host Kris Welch.


Letters and Politics

The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash and the Assault on Democracy. And The Orange Trees of Marrakesh.

With Zachary Roth, national reporter with MSNBC author of the book “The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash and the Assault on Democracy.” About the book: In The Great Suppression, Roth unearths the deep historical roots of this anti-egalitarian worldview, and introduces us to its modern-day proponents: The GOP officials pushing to make it harder to cast a … Continued


Today author Kevin Powell speaks to a KPFA audience about his latest book, most recent talk The Education of Kevin Powell. Kevin Powell is the author or editor of eleven previous books. He has written for The Huffington Post, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and others. He is president and co-founder of BK Nation, … Continued


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